With every season’s change, I have decorating dilemmas. I get tired of the same arrangements and feel like my home has gone from TADA to blah. But every time I start looking around, brainstorming what needs to be changed, I get stuck. I don’t have the powers of interior designers to simply find the solutions that address both functionality and appeal in the blink of an eye.
Just like most of you, I too focus on either finding the new best colour that will breathe new life into the rooms or the trendiest piece of furniture. But sometimes it takes few little tweaks to transform a ho-hum room into a calming, cozy and creativity-inspiring space.
The one thing I’ve learned from my friend (who is probably the most creative person I know and happens to be an amazing interior designer) is that, if there’s one single factor that can instantly change our mood, the appearance of colours, and the feeling of a room, it would have to be the lighting. How we light our rooms and the type of light we use is actually what makes all the difference. Changing my regular light bulbs for LED ones did more than just change the room décor; it saved money on my electricity bill too, and it could do the same for you.
LED technology is considered the most efficient way of lighting, which is why LED lighting in Australia is gaining such popularity. Did you know that when compared to traditional light bulbs, it can be up to 90% more energy efficient? This means about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while only 20% is lost and converted into heat. Moreover, LED lighting has an outstanding operational lifetime span of about 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation or 22 of half operation. Let’s put it mathematically – if you leave a LED bulb burning for 8 hours every day, it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace it. Plus, in the recent years, LED lighting in Australia has gotten more affordable. How amazing is that!!!
But that is not all. Unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury, which is dangerous for the environment, LED bulbs are made from nontoxic materials and are 100% recyclable. Plus, their long life span (as mentioned above) also helps save material and production of incandescent light bulbs. So, switching your regular bulbs for LED lights will also help you reduce your carbon footprint.
LED lighting has an incredibly flexible design features and can be mixed with any shape to create high efficient illumination. A well elaborated LED illumination system can result in amazing lighting effects not only for the eye but for the mood and mind as well!